OSV Help Create Four New Higher Eduction Courses For The Outdoor Sports Industry

Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) have created a number of bachelor’s courses and one master’s course to help people launch their career in the outdoor sports industry. The four specialised programs allow students seeking a career in the outdoor sports industry to take courses taught by experienced professionals in a region considered to be one of the major worldwide hubs for the industry. These programs offer companies the chance to recruit graduates with international backgrounds who know the ins and outs of the outdoor sports market, and who are immediately operational. The OSV serves the industry through several action areas: economic development, employment, education & training, promoting participation in sports, sustainable development, and innovation. Click here for information and to apply. 

Press Release: Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV), in partnership with IUT Annecy Technical Institute, Université Savoie Mont- Blanc, and EMLYON business school, created 3 bachelor’s programs and 1 master’s program for you to acquire the right skillset for success in an ever-changing outdoor sports industry.

Are you interested in product design and innovation? Then product management might be just what you are looking for…The Bachelor’s program in Performance Sport Textile & Footwear (PSTF) is designed to train the product managers of the future. Gain genuine knowledge and experience by taking courses in biomechanics, R&D, textile industry economics, product design, and so much more!

Are you a natural-born storyteller? Do you dream about a career developing communications and marketing tools for the world’s most incredible outdoor gear? Become a Go-to-Market manager…
The Bachelor’s program in Sports Design & Communications (SDC) is designed to train future go-to-market specialists capable of finalising a product range, writing the core backstory, and overseeing the market launch. Gain genuine knowledge and experience by taking courses in digital communications, design tools, innovation, go-to-market strategies, and so much more!

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy a good challenge? Does a career in sales and negotiations appeal to you? Become a sales specialist in sports…The Bachelor’s program in International Sales Specialists in Sports (I3S) is designed to train future international sales representatives and managers. Gain genuine knowledge and experience by taking courses in sports marketing, sales techniques, negotiations, product innovation, and so much more!

Are you interested in project management? Become a manager or project manager in the sports industry…The Master of Science in Sports Industry Management (SIM) is designed to train future sports industry executives and managers. Gain an overall view of the ever-changing international sports market as well as the specific skills and tools to succeed in a highly sought out and competitive industry.

Through the active involvement of OSV member companies and partners, these specialized programs were designed to provide students with the specific skills companies in the outdoor sports industry seek. Each of these programs will allow students to gain expertise relative to a specific profession and includes:

  • Taking courses developed by high-level professionals in the sports industry and taught entirely in English,
  • Attending major industry trade shows (ISPO, Sport Achat, ASAP…), • A group in-company project and company visits,
  • Participating in OSV partner events,
  • Participating in the OSV Internship Forum, an exclusive event that allows students to meet with companies in the industry in a unique “speed dating” interview format
  • A 4 to 6-month internship in France or abroad after courses end.

According to a market study conducted in 2016*, the Rhone-Alpes Region counts more than 354 companies in the outdoor sports industry. These companies represent more than 822 brands and 5600 jobs. All 4 programs were designed based on the key needs identified by recruiters and company executives in the industry.

*Source: “The 2016 Outdoor Sports Industry Economic Observatory – The Haute-Savoie Department – Outdoor Sports Valley.” – 2015 data


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